Chaz Bono Flirts with Reality TV Dating Series

by | March 29, 2012 at 10:01 AM | TV News

Chaz Bono (Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

By Kimberly Potts

LOS ANGELES, March 28 (TheWrap.com) – We’ve seen him transition from a woman to a man in “Becoming Chaz,” propose to his girlfriend in “Being Chaz” and go “Dancing with the Stars.” For Chaz Bono’s next reality TV project, we may see him looking for a new love.

World of Wonder producers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato — the team behind “Becoming Chaz” and “Being Chaz” — told TheWrap that they are in discussions with Bono to develop a reality dating series.

“He’s an extraordinary person living an ordinary life, and I think that’s what the show would be about,” Bailey said. “People don’t know a lot about the (transgender) life, and because of that, sometimes there’s fear. (Chaz) has always sought to shed light on that.”

The discussions are in the early stages, so Bailey and Barbato say nothing is set in terms of a series title, format or network.

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“We shouldn’t even be talking about it this much (yet),” Barbato said with a laugh. He said the show would most likely unfold in a documentary style.

He also said viewers shouldn’t expect a Bono spin on “The Bachelor.”

“There would be a certain gravitas to the show,” Barbato said. “Chaz approaches everything with honesty, and that would certainly be true of this (project), too.”

Bono, who was eliminated during the sixth week of season 13 competition on “DWTS,” presented longtime girlfriend Jennifer Elia with a diamond engagement ring during the “Being Chaz” special that aired on OWN last year, but the couple broke up in December.

A rep for Bono told TheWrap he doesn’t comment on projects in development.

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